Saturday, April 05, 2008

Prize Dick Wins Dick Prize

Miniscule Republican chickenhawk hasn't won a Putzlicker, but he has been awarded a dick ribbon:

Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., used that term ["two-bit security guard"] when talking about a visit to Iraq where he was denied access to a gymnasium. "It was a poor choice of words to describe a foreign contractor," McHenry said in a statement.

McHenry was recorded at a local Republican fundraising dinner talking about his visit and being annoyed when he was denied gym privileges while staying in VIP quarters in the pool house of a palace once used by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. A copy of the video is available on YouTube.


McHenry is not a veteran, but in February he received the National Guard's Charles Dick Medal of Merit, given to an elected official who has supported Guard members and issues.

Dick is a former Ohio National Guard major general who was president of the National Guard Association of the United States from 1902 to 1909. He also served as a congressman and senator, and was the driving force behind two major pieces of legislation that laid the foundations of the modern National Guard.

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died so McHenry wouldn't miss his step class during his foreign photo ops.

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